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Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
NBC
Jul 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, maryland. >> we have live team coverage on this emergency tonight. pat collins is looking at the situation. >> and now live in more on what happened in potomac. >> reporter: we are in the 8300 block -- [ muted ]. >> this was the scene along river road. >> river road, that type, did not have fiberoptic technology in it. this one does. >> reporter: this is actually an effort to avoid a break here at wssc, or more accurately curtis cummings. fiberoptic cables monitoring cables. >> this fiberoptic cable can listen, if you will, to the wires breaking, send us a signal. once we hit a certain threshold we know that the integrity is possibly being compromised. >> reporter: back in 2007, the water authority install this fiberoptic technology in some 35 miles of water mains throughout the distribution system. it allows them to hone in on a potential problem to within a 16-inch section of pipe. >> we are able to take a proactive repair in this case. >> reporter: they'll still have to shut off the water. hence the call for users to reduce consumption. if it can be reduced by one-third, there should be
NBC
Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
degrees in washington right now. 79 in fairfax. 81 in manassas. 86 degrees in frederick, maryland. gaithersburg, 81 right now after a 53-degree start this morning. manassas, virginia, dropped down to 50 this morning. currently at 80 degrees with the sunshine. if you are one of the lucky ones, you got the tickets to watch the nationals take on the new york mets. first pitch time, 7:05. perfect baseball weather. temperature about 78 degrees at first pitch. there is the good night forecast. clear skies, temperatures back down into the low 70s by 11:00 p.m. a clear and quiet evening coming up. big warm-up arrives on sunday. the fourth of july. and by the looks of it, that big warm-up may be sticking around through much of the upcoming workweek. we'll detail that in the seven-day forecast. you need to be bracing yourself for more. perhaps near 100 degree heat coming our way very, very soon. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> about 35 million americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles this holiday weekend. according to aaa, that's a big increase from last year when fewer t
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. a graduate of the university of maryland. he has a degree in computer science technology. that he worked for a delivery service and had access to customer databases and used that information to select his targets. they say he lived in the neighborhood where the murders happened. they say he is currently in jail held on unrelated federal gun charges, his home was raided last year and 50 guns seized. two nurses, their two teenage daughters, two double murders in the largo neighborhood less than two months apart. now after months and months of investigation, prince george's county police have identified a potential suspect. this is half of the file. 14 binders, records of countless interviews. they're confident about the evidence in this case. >> in our opinion it has been a solid case, it is a solid case. >> reporter: the double-double murders happened in january 2009 and march 2009. detectives anthony shartner, bernie nelson, on this case from the beginning, working nonstop, no vacation, no holidays for them. sources say they have linked this potential suspect to an arson and murder in bo
NBC
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, jane. and the city of frederick, maryland, is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water. the intense heat, coupled with low rainfall resulted in low water levels there. official warn if people don't cut back, the city may have to take more drastic measures to conserve water. >>> the human is baidity is bac. so is the chance of storms. >> later tonight we could see some scattered storms across the area. as far as right now, we have hazy conditions. a lot of humidity and steam today. that's really taken the heat index way up to about 100 degrees. you're looking currently at our skycam shot there with the washington monument in the distance. and our dew point temperatures, that water vapor, 65 to 69 degrees. in some neighborhoods, it has taken the heat index temperature way up. to 97 degrees, takoma park. 98 degrees in buoy and lando. and you folks in montgomery, wheaton and cole's activism it faelz like 106 in lenard arrested town. some areas from the shenandoah valley, some storm. then a better chance coming our way tomorrow. from late morning until early afternoon. we'll
NBC
Jul 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
awaiting on the court in montgomery county. utility across from pennsylvania and northern maryland worked around the many downed trees hear to repair the broken lines. work on the street was delayed because someone stole some of the fallen power lines that would have been used in the repair. but neighbor george worthington who had his power restored said they are used to being at the end of the line with pepco. >> a common occurrence. we're on a small feeder line and pepco doesn't concern it southwesterly the small feeders. >> reporter: not far away, five days of waiting came to an end at 1:45 this afternoon. >> look. your light are back on. >> it just happened. just now they turned them on. >> reporter: jerry black had hoped to move into his new home this week. those plans were foil by storm damage to a transformer. he used to live in howard county where power lines are underground and outages rare. >> frustrating. pepco kept saying, they're in your area. they're working on it. a transformer. it is bla bla bla, this and that. i never really got a straight story. >> reporter: across the s
NBC
Jul 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
on him during a traffic stop in maryland last year. now thanks to a plea deal, west will stay out of jail but he won't stay out from under court supervision. derek ward is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: it started with a traffic stop on the beltway near route 214 on september 17th of last year. prince george's county said that he was driving his three-wheel motorcycle recklessly. when he was pulled over, eltd officers he was armed. he called for back-up. when they searched west and his vehicle, they found three loaded weapons, a loaded remmington shotgun and a guitar case. a .9 millimeter about a rhetta. he had a knife. a guilty plea on weapons and reckless driving charges got west two years probation and eight months home detention. >> i wanted to make sure he was treated the same way any other defendant would be treated in coming through the courthouse here. that's pretty much what people get for this kind of offense. >> reporter: west's attorney said the nba star was moving the weapons from a home he shares with his mother in ft. washington to one he owns in brandyw
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the region. that 3.6 was center in the germantown, maryland. it was the strongest to hit within 30 mile of d.c. since officials started keeping records. bp says the capped off well appears to be holding steady. tests show the oil is staying inside the pipe and not escaping somewhere elgs under the sea floor. >>> and prince george's county need your help finding this man. surveillance video shows him pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding cash and cigarettes. the hold-up happened on wednesday. so far no arrests. >> and it's friday. it's a hot one. how is that week looking? >> another heat wave in the making, believe it or not. >> could you lie to us, veronica? >> i would love to. let's look outside. we do have hot spots. hazy skies across the area. hazy skies and we've got a little mike issue here. 97 degrees for a temperature, heat index. it feel like 101. the dew point temperature is at 65 degrees. a light wind out of the southeast at 14 miles an hour. today, pretty hot when you factor in the high moisture content. by 9:00, we dropped to 86. then 82 degrees by 11:00 a.m. a very warm spot
NBC
Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to the aid of a man suffering dehydration. despite the heat, construction crews in silver spring, maryland, are working on poplar run, the developer winchester homes made sure a safety officer was on hand. >> i have to make sure all the employees of ours are safe and all of contractors and meeting all osha requirements. >> reporter: how about these workers spreading hot asphalt? washington pavements is putting in a new driveway for the savoie suites. the asphalt can be 200 degrees or more, add to that the 100-degree heat of the day, you have a headache. >> your feet are hot. you feel like you are in an oven. >> reporter: metro is operating red line trains between rhode island and new york avenue at five miles an hour because of heat kinks, because of heat kinks on tr tracks. also they say they are removing some of their cars that have faulty air conditioning. finally, this pepco crew in northeast washington hopes to have power restored so the residents here don't have to go through another sleepless night because of the heat. that's the latest from the scene. back to you in the studio. >>
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
including a man from delaware. >> among those injured, a teenager from maryland. john joins us live from our newsroom to tell us about this. >> reporter: somalia's terrorist group which has linked to al qaeda is now claiming responsibility for the bombing that's current spain's world cup triumph into tragedy. this is the aftermath of the blast that went off in the capital city of kampala. one of the bombs was set off here where hundreds gathered for a viewing party for the final game of the world cup. among 74 people dead, nate, a former use of delaware student. the organization invisible children said the 25-year-old was in uganda helping them with aid work. the other blast went off at a nearby ethiopian restaurant. a family friend of emily said the 16-year-old was there having dinner with her church missionary group when the bomb went off. no word on the extent of her injuries but the family friend sa offer can set thor is being medivacked off. >> she was so happy to be there. she didn't want to leave. she extended the trip a week and just had a great time. and unfortunately, it is coming
NBC
Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
around 3:15 sunday afternoon. about 30 minutes later, the storm reached college park, maryland, where the intensity caught the large tree to come crashing down on a minivan. 44-year-old michelle humanick was kill. her mother was seriously injured. friends of the victim are trying to deal with her untimely death. >> my mother is a wonderful friend. >> that was jane watrel reporting. the maryland governor martin o'malley is pledging the state support to help montgomery county recover from the storm damage. he met with the officials this afternoon in rockville to tour the storm damage. o'malley said he feels good progress was made overnight and he said he and the state will continue to push pepco to put power back online for homes and businesses throughout the area. >> some neighborhoods were hit especially hard by the storm yesterday in the daniels park section of college park. cars are trapped under debris and neighbors are cut off from each other by downed trees and power lines. >> in neighborhoods prince george's county and in montgomery county, you see the same tab low over and over
NBC
Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
called to a roof fire at this catholic school in wheaton maryland, st. catherine laboure. luckily children attending summer camp were not in the building. the concern was for fire fighters wearing heavy equipment, coats and helmets in the heat, to make sure they recovered from their ordeal. >> we got to cool people down. getting the coats off the fire fighters, getting the back packs off, the other equipment is so important for the bodies to release the heat for anyone. >> reporter: pepco crews have been working for two days in northeast washington, to end the power outage that was caused by an underground fire that burned cables monday night, leaving residents in a four square block area without air conditioning. >> oh, my goodness. this is terrible. it's really hot. really hot. it's been since about two days now. >> reporter: tonight pepco employees have left leaflets at the homes in this area explaining why it is taking so long and telling them they are not sure exactly when power will be restored, but right now they are estimating by midnight tonight. we're live on the scene,
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
who are about tonight's rush hour. state and local police in both virginia and maryland are launching an hov crackdown. maryland state police will conduct their hov enforcement on i-270 and 495. they will be looking for violators on 95, 395 and the dulles toll road. the last crackdown, may 5, resulted in more than 1,200 citations. >>> a georgetown shop owner wants to warn pet owners that someone has been dumping rat poison in the area. jane runs the dog shop here on wisconsin avenue on saturday. she discovered neon green rat poison pellets on the sidewalk that can be very harmful to dogs and cats. she said she knows of three dogs that have died from rat poisoning in the year alone. she said she doubts known was trying to do harm but says everyone needs to know how dangerous this stuff is. >> and i honestly think that it is somebody who thinks they're doing a good thing, not realizing how lethal this is to domestic animal, children, run off into the river. >> it is illegal to put down poison pellets and complaint have been filed with the d.c. police. >>> still ahead, tired of being bul
NBC
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, maryland. that place has been closed since the big fest there. and we're talking about some serious weapons. machine guns and assault rifles. >> those are very serious weapons and very serious offenses for anyone who possesses those illegally. >> reporter: the raids. july 1 think, 2009. atf agents raid the home of the suspect. the home is in largo in the same neighborhood as the double double murder cases. sources stay raid was bountiful. not only did they find guns but other things other. things that got the interests of prince george's county homicide detectives. the detectives working the mother-daughter murder cases. that raid last july, most help tofl investigators as they compile information and evidence against this potential suspect. in the serial murder case. >> a dangerous man. >> very dangerous. >> glad to get him off the street? >> yes. >> reporter: the person of interest in jail tonight on the federal gun charges. murder charges are expected soon. back to you. >> pat collins at police headquarters with the latest. >>> the grand jury in prince george's county indicted a hyattsvi
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Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
degrees. saint mary's county, maryland, even into hagerstown. over 100. winchester, virginia, 101 degrees, the current temperature. unbearable. outside, on the gulf of mexico satellite loop, that cluster of clouds moving off the west coast of the florida peninsula. that's tropical depression bonnie. now 569 mile to the southeast of new orleans. it moving in the general direction of new orleans. this storm should say below hurricane strength as a tropical storm. but still, it will go right over the clean-up efforts in the gulf. if you're going out boating or to the beach, there may be some storms to deal. with ocean water temperature, up to 78 degrees. some of the warmest owing water we've seen in years. another check of the seven-day forecast right here in washington coming up in a few. >> thank you. >>> like bath water out there. hey, while we go to this incredible heat wave, it wasn't too long ago that we were trudging through one of the worst brutal snowiest winters we have ever seen. remember that? >> fond memories they were. pat collins has more on these extreme seasons. he is on con
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
reported in maryland. three in virginia and one in the district. all heat-related. reporting hive in alexandria, back to you. >> thanks, jane. >>> crews have replace ad cracked water main affecting thousands of customers in montgomery and prince george's county. but the mandatory water restrictions, they are still in effect. this is happening in potomac, maryland, where we will find news4's derek ward. he has the latest on this. >> reporter: how are you? you know, the work has reached a plateau in tell of tiging and covering up that water main. it is in place. there is testing that has to be done. bacteria level, chlorination levels. testing can take up to 18 hours. so as it stands now, it looks like those mandatory conservation orders won't be lifted until tuesday. it appears this is the home stretch where the water main repair. the sections of eight-inch pipe are in place now. >> we're very comfortable. the repairs are on track to be wrapped up today as we said when it started. >> it comes not a moment too soon for many water weary residents of montgomery and prince george's cou
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
charges for running a brothel out of a waldorf, maryland, house. after a month-long investigation, police found three adults and a 17-year-old girl working as prostitutes in the home. >>> a billboard that put president obama in the same class as hitler and lenin has now been taken down in iowa. the sign appeared last week and was taken down today. the tea party leader who commissioned the billboard said he agreed with citizen friction his own party who said it went too far. >>> and despite drug concerns, avandia will stay on the mark. a panel of expert commissioned by the fda made that recommendation today. it used to be one of the most popular diabetes drugs on the mark but a 2007 study linking the drug to an increased risk for heart attack and death caused sales to plummet. the fda will take the advisory panel's suggestion under consideration, and issue a final ruling in the coming months. now let's fast forward to the weather. >> we'll be clearing out tonight and there right now, take a look at the city cam. a few clouds currently. but by the time we get to about now, we're after sunse
NBC
Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
claimed 17 lives in maryland, nine in virginia and one in washington, d.c. usually takes a couple of weeks to assess the numbers. nothing like high heat when it comes to weather. it claims more lives than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined a year. 86 in la plata. clouds in the area, showers south. forecast tomorrow morning, overnight partly cloudy. storms we could have tomorrow afternoon. jim? >>> ever wonder just how safe you are ordering from a spornts venue? espn is out with a report card of violations. the verizon center flunked big time. the highest percentage of any arena in the country in violations. from the caps to concerts and wizards games, the vendors who serve up fanfare are under fire. espn is out with inspection reports from major league baseball, basketball, hockey venues and verizon gets a failing grade. a full 100% of vendors with critical health violations. >> they should clean it up. >> reporter: at least ten vendors inspectors found mice droppings. >> gross. disgusting. i guess i won't be eating there anymore. >> the scary thing is how much they charg
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